[coreboot] OT: I just can't believe it

Torsten Duwe duwe at lst.de
Wed Jan 23 11:20:31 CET 2008

On Wednesday 23 January 2008, Rudolf Marek wrote:
> Hi all,
> > It appears to be funny. But it's true.
> Well most of them run DOS games too - graphics vendors because of old
> video modes (they check pixel clock etc)

When was the last time you actually _played_ a DOS game on a current machine, 
without emulation? Where did you get the sound drivers from?
This makes it even sader: those use cases are irrelevant by now.
In the PC world, hacks seem to live forever.
Intel announced a "legacy-free" initiative[1], but they are still sticking to 
their A20 gate; even the macbook has one. "Bit for bit, bug for bug."

Forunately the DOOM engine is now open source :-]

> Well on the other hand Asus server boards are tested with major
> enterprise Linux distros.

Good to hear that some try to make a difference.


[1] http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/speeches/pg021500.htm

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